I’ll leave you to guess which swing state with a Castro-hating, Spanish-speaking population this’ll be airing in. The English transcript:
ANNCR: Did you see who Obama wants to talk with?
CHAVEZ: Go to h*ll, you filthy Yankees!
ANNCR: Barack Obama says that he would meet Chavez without conditions.
CHAVEZ: Filthy Yankees, go to h*ll hundred times!
ANNCR: He said he would meet in his first year in office.
CHAVEZ: The United States which is behind every conspiracy against our country.
ANNCR: He said it was a disgrace that we haven’t spoken with them.
CHAVEZ: If any aggression were to come against Venezuela, then there will be no oil for people or the government of the Unites States!
ANNCR: Do you believe we should talk with Chavez?
CHAVEZ: We, you filthy Yankees, know that we are resolute to be free, no matter what happens, and at any cost!
ANNCR: In November, you decide.
The One reiterated his willingness to meet with Chavez as recently as May, just a day before he turned around and called for the isolation of regimes that support FARC — like, um, Hugo Chavez’s. A gaffe like that would destroy McCain or Palin, but in Obama’s case it’s merely further evidence of how supple and nuanced his intellect is. If Maverick’s rolling this out now in Florida for Cuban-American consumption, it can’t be long before we get an English-language ad along the same lines about Barry’s willingness to meet with Iran, possibly timed for early next to coincide with Ahmadinejad’s appearance at the UN. The sooner the better, as anything that moves the debate from the economy to foreign policy can only help McCain. When it does come, expect another round of whining from Obama shills like Joe Klein about how the Messiah never said he’d meet with Ahmadinejad specifically, since, after all, he’s not the one who holds real power in Iran. True enough. Here’s the latest from the guy who holds real power. See if that makes you feel better.
Update: Ah, here’s the English version.